10-Night Croatia & Montenegro Cruise-Tour
SPLIT - TROGIR - (Bol) – HVAR – BISEVO (Blue Cave) – VIS – KORČULA – MLJET – SLANO (Ston) – DUBROVNIK - KOTOR (MONTENEGRO)
The ultimate small-ship cruise for history buffs, foodies and nature lovers begins with a fascinating guided tour through 1,700 years of history in the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace. Sail from this ancient city along the Southern Dalmatian coast, experiencing renowned destinations and lesser-known island jewels, tasting all sorts of mouthwatering gastronomic delights in between.
Visit one of the country’s most beautiful beaches, Zlatni Rat on Bol, go wine tasting on the jet-setting island of Hvar, sample oysters on a medieval tour of Ston and cap off the adventure with a walk atop Dubrovnik’s scenic walls for a view of the endless red-tiled rooms and the turquoise Adriatic beyond.
Explore stunning Montenegro with 3 days of activity and leisure at the end of the cruise.
|Private transfer from Split airport/ hotel. Explore this iconic city before the Welcome Cocktail Evening on board.||Split|
|Guided tour of Split (Diocletian's Palace). Tour of Trogir.||Trogir|
|Visit Bol in Brac & Zlatni Rat beach. Explore jet-set Hvar, fortress & Wine Tasting.||Hvar|
|Experience the magical Blue Cave. Visit the quaint & beautiful island of Vis.||Vis|
|Guided walking tour of medieval Korcula. Optional Croatian Village Party.||Korcula|
|Visit stunning Mljet National Park. Tour of medieval Ston with Oyster Tasting. Captain's Dinner.||Slano|
|Tour of breathtaking Dubrovnik with walk along scenic City Walls.||Dubrovnik|
|Private transfer to Kotor, Montenegro.||Kotor|
|Guided tour of Kotor, Perast & visit to Our Lady of the Rocks.||Kotor|
|Day of leisure in spectacular Montenegro.||Kotor|
|Private transfer to Dubrovnik airport.|
Board basis: B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D – Dinner, T – Tasting Experience
Saturday: Split (D)
You’ll be welcomed at Split Airport or your Split hotel with a transfer to our deluxe ship docked in Split harbor for arrival drinks and snacks. If you arrive early, you can drop off your bags and go exploring, returning to enjoy your cabin any time after 1 p.m. with embarkation possible throughout the day. Enjoy a welcome meeting and 3 course cocktail reception dinner at 7 p.m. which will give you a chance to meet your captain, crew and fellow guests.
Sunday: Split – Trogir (B, L)
After breakfast, join our local English-speaking guide for a tour of Old Town Split, stepping back in time to stroll through the 4th-century Diocletian’s Palace built more than 1700 years ago. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is filled with Gothic and Renaissance architecture along with many wonders from the Roman era. We’ll begin our cruise at noon, heading to the medieval town of Trogir for an inspiring city tour through its enticing streets, viewing the magnificently preserved Kamerlengo Castle and one of the finest examples of sacral architecture in the country, the Cathedral of St. Lawrence.
Monday: Trogir – Bol – Hvar (B, L, T)
As we depart from the charming town of Trogir we cruise to Bol, home of one of Europe’s most beautiful beaches, Zlati Rat, you can wander through town or enjoy a refreshing swim before returning to the ship for lunch. As we journey to Hvar, soak up the sun and the sights that include secluded coves and glistening bays. On arrival, enjoy a wine tasting tour at a very sought after family winery in Jelsa, a small and charming town on the island. Visit the Spanjola Fortress on our way back to Hvar and enjoy spectacular views over Hvar and its neighboring islands. Overnight in the port.
Tuesday: Hvar – Blue Cave – Vis (B, L)
With an early departure from Hvar we set sail to the island of Vis. First we’ll stop to experience the magical Blue Cave on Bisevo Island, famous for its remarkable natural phenomenon that when conditions are right, illuminate the sea grotto with an almost other-worldly aquamarine glow, thanks to sunlight that reflects from the white sandy bottom. (Weather permitting). After lunch we continue to sail to Vis to experience the ‘Mediterranean as it once was,’ having been virtually cut off from civilization for four decades as an important Yugoslav military base. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure to meander through its tranquil streets.
Wednesday: Vis – Korcula (B, L)
We head on to the striking island of Korčula, which is best known as the birthplace of the famous explorer Marco Polo. Relax and admire the stunning secluded bays on route. The afternoon arrival in Korčula is followed by a guided walking tour of this charming Old Town. The small fortified town, ruled by Venetians in the past, has an ingenious layout in the shape of a fishbone, both to prevent the strong winds from chilling the houses in winter, and to increase the air circulation in the summer. Tonight we have an optional traditional Croatian village party arranged with authentic local entertainment.
Thursday: Korcula – Mljet National Park – Slano (B, L, T, D)
We set sail for the tranquil and stunning Mljet National Park. On arrival, enjoy free time at leisure to stroll to the famous salt lakes, situated in the heart of the park. After lunch, we sail on to the charming village of Slano, situated on the mainland. It is a peaceful traditional fishermen’s village and the entrance point to Ston, another small fortified village that is famous for its oysters. After exploring the town’s medieval ramparts and famous Ston Walls, we will take you to an oyster farm, where you will have the opportunity to sample delicious fresh oysters and mussels. The evening is reserved for the Captain’s Farewell Dinner on board, with live music and entertainment.
Friday: Slano– Dubrovnik (B, L)
On the last day of our deluxe Croatian cruise we make an early departure to Dubrovnik. The ancient city boasts many historical buildings that date back to the time of the old Dubrovnik Republic. We take a cruise alongside the walls of the old Dubrovnik city centre. Join our guided walking tour of this magnificent city and we have also arranged for entrance to walk the famous City Walls, to enjoy panoramic scenic views of the ancient city walls and beautiful Elaphiti Islands. Enjoy a delicious meal in the Old Town in a roof top restaurant whilst admiring one last sunset over the Adriatic.
Saturday: Kotor, Montenegro (B)
After breakfast it is time to say goodbye to the crew and to all of your new friends. A private transfer will bring you to the UNESCO-protected city of Kotor, founded by the ancient Romans and surrounded by medieval stone walls. Along with way you’ll get to enjoy a stop at the Savina family winery in Herceg-Novi, the only vineyard along Montenegro’s southwestern coast, beautifully perched above the glistening Bay of Kotor. Look forward to breathtaking views over the bay while surrounded by lush greenery and tasting wines perfected over time. Products include everything from chardonnay to a rose-grenache, cabernet sauvignon and merlot, enjoyed alongside matching local bites.
Sunday: Kotor, Perast
An exciting day awaits with a private tour of magnificent Kotor and lovely Perast, including its renowned Our Lady of the Rocks, made from sunken ships and local rock. Stroll through Kotor’s most famous part, the Old Town, one of the most well-preserved in the Adriatic, with its long walls enclosing a wealth of medieval structures, including churches, cathedrals, palaces and museums, complemented by narrow, cobbled streets and picturesque squares. In Perast, you’ll hop on the boat to Our Lady of the Rocks, the man-made islet in the bay which hosts a museum and church.
Today you can enjoy a day of leisure, perhaps relaxing, exploring on your own or a little of both. Another option is to join a guided tour to Skadar Lakes, made up of Lake Scutari, Lake Shkoder and Lake Shkodra, although it’s sometimes referred to as one, Skadar Lake. The largest lake in Southern Europe, most of its strikingly clear waters like in Montenegro, with the rest in Albania. One of the top bird habitats on the continent, this remarkably beautiful area also features floating meadows of water lilies, island monasteries and dramatically steep mountains.
Tuesday: Private transfer to Dubrovnik
The most difficult day has arrived. With the tour come to an end, it’s time for departure. Be sure you’re prepared for pickup as private transfer will meet you this morning for the drive to Dubrovnik Airport for your return trip home or onward travels. If you’re not ready for this exciting trip to end but don’t already have plans in place, be sure to contact our travel experts to find out how they can help. Let them know what you’re searching for and they may be able to make it happen.
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- 7 Night Deluxe Split to Dubrovnik cruise in a choice of cabin
- Daily buffet breakfast and three-course lunches with fresh fruit
- 3 Course welcome reception dinner
- 3 Course Captain’s evening dinner with live entertainment
- Complimentary filtered water, tea and coffee throughout
- Oyster farm tour with fresh oyster and mussel tasting experience
- Wine tasting at a highly sought after family winery in Hvar
- Guided walking tours of towns: Dubrovnik, Hvar, Korčula, Split and Ston
- One-way bus transfer from Dubrovnik port to Old town Dubrovnik for sightseeing
- Entrance to the Blue Cave in Bisevo
- Entrance to Dubrovnik city walls
- Entrance to Mljet National Park
- Professional English-speaking cruise manager
- Luggage handling and daily cabin service
- Free WiFi on board
- 3 nights in a 4 or 5 star hotel in Kotor, Montenegro on a bed & breakfast basis
- Guided tour of Montenegro, including Kotor, Perast & Our Lady of the Rocks
- Private return transfers between the airport, ship and hotels
- Return flights to Croatia
- Port Taxes of €25 per person
Price based in double occupancy in a double or twin room. 60% single person supplement.
2020 Departure Dates from Split
- May 2, 16, 30
- June 6, 13, 20, 27
- July 4, 11, 25
- August 8, 22
- September 5,19
- October 3
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